Three different courses will prepare future experts in post-radiation-disaster recovery
For successful recovery from radiation disasters and to nurture resilience in affected communities, three key elements need to be addressed: ‘protecting people’s lives’ at the time of accident outbreak’; ‘protecting the environment from radioactive contamination’, and ‘protecting the integrity of communities after a disaster’. The program covers relevant elements from a variety of academic disciplines, such as medicine, environmental studies, engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, geoscience, sociology, education, psychology. etc. It offers three courses and integrates master and doctoral (4 years or 5 years) degrees.
Human resources and three key abilities that the program seeks to develop
A radiation disaster is a dramatic event potentially affecting a big part of the world. Thus, abilities and skills to tackle recovery with a global perspective are required.
The recovery from radiation disaster requires comprehensive cross-disciplinary knowledge including medical science, social and environmental sciences.
The recovery from radiation disaster requires abilities to build consensus (management skills) by understanding the effects of radiation and to convey accurate information to professionals and the public.
This program includes the following systems designed to develop the required three abilities
- Drastic internationalization training provided by experienced instructors from Japan and abroad
- Inter-disciplinary subjects to acquire comprehensive knowledge across majors
- Practical education based on government-industry-academia collaboration (fieldworks, internships, etc.)
- Practical course works in order to acquire specific skills and risk management knowledge